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As the tequila industry surges, the early harvesting and cloning of agave are disrupting the ecosystem of some species — leading some groups to go to bat for the hardworking nighttime pollinators.

A new high school in Washington, D.C., brings a radical approach to discipline — including allowing cursing by students. Should that behavior be tolerated? Or punished?

Racism affects health outcomes, a new report finds. NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Harvard professor David Williams about the issue.

Since the Trump administration slashed outreach funds and shortened the enrollment period to sign up for Affordable Care Act plans, local groups struggle to get the word out to Latinos and others.

For people living on a reservation that sits on the U.S.-Canada border, there are many struggles to overcome — including stereotypes and discrimination.

Since Superstorm Sandy, New York has rewritten its building code to make the city more resilient to flooding. But not everyone thinks it's wise to rebuild so close to the city's waterfront.

More than half of black Americans say they've experienced racial discrimination in hiring, promotions and pay, according to a new poll. For some, the answer is to become their own boss.

As the tied World Series is about to go into its third game, city police chiefs Charlie Beck of Los Angeles and Art Acevedo of Houston discuss the wager they have over the outcome of the series.

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with EJ Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution and Eliana Johnson, national political reporter for Politico, about the Republican senators speaking out against President Trump and the state of the Republican party.

Haunted attractions can spend the money on great, gory props, but when it comes to being scary, nothing beats properly trained employees. At Cox Farms just outside of Washington, D.C., the preparation for the Fields of Fear includes scare training.

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